Olympic lift at the ARC

ARC Indoors and Outdoors

Video Synopsis: Aztec Recreation reopening indoor activities at San Diego State University

 

0:00 - 0:03

Scene: Blurred scene in front of the Aztec Recreation Center

Sound: Upbeat music

Text: ARC & ARC EXPRESS REOPENING

 

0:03 - 0:18

Scene: In front of the Aztec Recreation Center (ARC). Bella Martelino, A.S. Executive Vice President spokesperson in focus. Students in line behind her waiting for a health screening to enter the ARC.

Sound: Hi, I’m Bella Martelino, A.S. Executive Vice President. These are unprecedented times for our university, the nation and the world. Associated Students’ commitment to the health and well-being of our community is stronger than ever.

Subtitle: Hi, I’m Bella Martelino, A.S. Executive Vice President. These are unprecedented times for our university, the nation and the world. Associated Students’ commitment to the health and well-being of our community is stronger than ever.

Scene: Bella, put’s on her facial covering and walks toward the end of the physically distanced line.

 

0:18 - 0:34

Scene: Inside the ARC and ARC Express people are exercising - weight training and cardio.

Sound: As we navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aztec Recreation is working under the guidance of state and local health officials, the university and the CSU to reopen as safely as possible. Together we will come out of this stronger and when ready, we will be excited to welcome you back through our doors.

Subtitle: As we navigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aztec Recreation is working under the guidance of state and local health officials, the university and the CSU to reopen as safely as possible. Together we will come out of this stronger and when ready, we will be excited to welcome you back through our doors.

Scene: Exercising on weight training machines while wearing a facial covering in the foreground, running on a treadmill while wearing a facial covering, and riding an exercise bicycle while wearing a facial covering.

 

0:35 - 0:51

Sound: When you do walk through those doors our facilities will look different. Because of that, we want to share what you can expect and the proactive efforts being taken to ensure the safety of our members and staff. We are reopening the ARC and the ARC Express and will continue to offer ARC OUTDOORS.

Subtitle: When you do walk through those doors, our facilities will look different. Because of that, we want to share what you can expect and the proactive efforts being taken to ensure the safety of our members and staff. For Phase II we are reopening the ARC and the ARC Express and will continue to offer ARC OUTDOORS.

Text: Cleaning station sign text: CLEANING SUPPLIES, Please wipe down equipment before and after use. If you are unable to clean the equipment please post Cleaning Required tag

Scene: A person is using a resistance training machine inside the ARC, people are on seated and recumbent bikes inside the ARC courts, a panoramic view of the ARC courts shows the new weight room and cardio zone, a person is bench pressing inside the ARC, people are using dumbbells and barbells inside the ARC Express.

 

0:51 - 0:57

Sound: Upbeat music

Text: 7 RESERVATION OPTIONS: ARC, ARC Express, AQUAPLEX FITNESS, AQUAPLEX LAP SWIM, TENNIS, REC FIELD FITNESS, ARC EXPRESS OUTDOOR, GROUP FITNESS

Scene: A panoramic shot of cardio equipment inside the ARC courts, a person is using a weight training machine inside the ARC Express, In the foreground a person wearing a facial covering is exercising on a treadmill, then a person is swimming and approaching the edge of the pool, two people with tennis rackets are wearing facial coverings and running into the Tennis Center, at the Rec Field a person in the foreground is wearing a facial covering and exercising with a kettlebell while in the background a person is is physically distanced, wearing a facial covering and exercising with battle ropes and another person is physically distanced is wearing a mask and pushing an exercise sled. A group exercise class taking place on the Rec Field with participants wearing facial coverings and physically distanced by exercising in a specific location next to a cone.

 

1:04 - 1:30

Sound: Before you visit, book your workout time on our reservation system. A facial covering will be required for everyone at all times. Before entering, a health check station will be in place for touchless thermal scans and membership verification . If a line develops, you will notice markers on the ground noting six feet required for physical distancing. You’ll still be greeted by our friendly staff, but for the safety of all involved they will be behind screen guards.

Subtitle: Before you visit, book your workout time on our new reservation system. A facial covering will be required. Before entering, a health check station will be in place for touchless thermal scans and membership verification . If a line develops, you will notice markers on the ground noting six feet required for physical distancing. You’ll still be greeted by our friendly staff, but for the safety of all involved they will be behind screen guards.

Scene: Inside the ARC viewing the cardio equipment in the courts, a person is using cross cables at the ARC Express, a staff member is using touchless thermometer to check a person’s temperature as they enter the ARC, a person is lifting with dumbbells with the pool in the background at the Aquaplex, the competition pool with a lap swimmer in the background. There is a chair in the foreground adjacent to the pool indicating “LANE 1, One Swimmer Per Lane”. An image of a participant on the pool deck with a beach towel standing and smiling while wearing a facial covering. A participant removing his hat when he approaches a podium with a screen guard and a staff member behind the podium uses a thermal scan to check their temperature. The participant enters and then another participant approaches the health check podium from six feet. An image of the floor sticker, “THANK YOU FOR PRACTICING PHYSICAL DISTANCING” with footprints and also displaying the Associated Students/San Diego State University logo. A person’s feet entering the Aztec Aquaplex approaching the turnstyle. In the foreground a person approaches the turnstyle wearing a facial covering and places his cell phone under the bar code scanner and enters through the turnstile and in the background a staff member is standing behind a screen guard at the Aztec Aquaplex front desk.

 

1:30 - 1:52

Sound: The layout inside the ARC will appear different, as we have repositioned our fitness equipment to allow 6 feet of social distancing and made progress on the ARC expansion. Much of the strength training equipment has been relocated to the courts and we have also created new fitness spaces in the courts including selectorized machines, cardio machines and open floor spaces. Some equipment may have signs on them showing they’re not operational due to distancing requirements.

Subtitle: The layout inside the ARC will appear different, as we have repositioned our fitness equipment to allow 6 feet of social distancing and made progress on the ARC expansion. Much of the strength training equipment has been relocated to the courts and we have also created new fitness spaces in the courts including selectorized machines, cardio machines and open floor spaces. Some equipment may have signs on them showing they’re not operational due to distancing requirements.

Scene: Inside the ARC a person is sitting at a resistance training machine, a person is on a bench performing dumbbell exercises, a panoramic view of the strength training equipment on the ARC courts, panoramic of selectorized resistance training machines, then people on cardio machines in the courts, panoramic once again of the weight room now located in the ARC courts.

 

1:52 - 2:10

Sound: We are making efforts to reduce touch points for our members. Mats, lockers, indoor showers, saunas and the Aquaplex spa will not be available. Please bring a water bottle to refill at one of the touchless drinking fountains and bring a workout towel to create a barrier on the equipment. To keep your personal property secure, please limit the personal belongings you bring with you.

Subtitle: We are making efforts to reduce touch points for our members. Mats, lockers, indoor showers, saunas and the Aquaplex spa will not be available. Please bring a water bottle to refill at one of the touchless drinking fountains and bring a workout towel to create a barrier on the equipment. To keep your personal property secure, please limit the personal belongings you bring with you.

Scene: A staff person with PPE gloves is wiping down a fitness bike at the Aquaplex deck, a person is rinsing their hair at an Aquaplex on deck shower, a person is refilling a water bottle at a touchless drinking fountain in the ARC, a person places their keys inside a cubby at the ARC.

 

2:11 - 2:46

Sound: We’re increasing our cleaning measures for fitness equipment, high traffic areas and any touch points requiring a deep cleaning process and we are launching touchless entry for safety. We’ve installed numerous additional cleaning stations to help you wipe down equipment before and after use. There will be capacity limits to comply with state, local and CDC guidelines. At this time we’re planning to reopen facilities and programs in phases and our team is carefully considering every aspect of recreation operations to determine when and how we can reopen, while also ensuring safety. We promise to stay in touch and communicate those plans as soon as they are finalized.

Subtitle: We’re increasing our cleaning measures for fitness equipment, high traffic areas and any touch points requiring a deep cleaning process and we are launching touchless entry for safety. We’ve installed numerous additional cleaning stations to help you wipe down equipment before and after use. There will be capacity limits to comply with state, local and CDC guidelines. At this time we’re planning to reopen facilities and programs in phases and our team is carefully considering every aspect of recreation operations to determine when and how we can reopen, while also ensuring safety. We promise to stay in touch and communicate those plans as soon as they are finalized.

Scene: A professional janitorial staff member is using an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect fitness equipment, a person places their cell phone in from of the bar code scanner at the ARC entrance, a Cleaning Equipment sign appears, a person is wiping off their exercise machine at the ARC Express, a staff member is greeting members and click counting as they enter the ARC Fitness Room, pan across the ARC Express where three people are performing resistance training exercises while physically distanced, a person is bench pressing at the ARC and two people are exercising in the ARC fitness room.

 

2:47 - 2:58

Scene: Bella Martelino is the spokesperson in the foreground. Behind her a staff member is at the health screening podium and participants are entering the ARC Express.

Sound: We must all do our part to help keep each other safe as we get back to our new routines. Thank you for your sustained membership and partnership with Aztec Recreation during this time. We appreciate your patience and look forward to greeting you when you return.

Subtitle: We must all do our part to help keep each other safe as we get back to our new routines. Thank you for your sustained membership and partnership with Aztec Recreation during this time. We appreciate your patience and look forward to greeting you when you return.

 

2:59 - 3:12

Scene: Bella puts on her mask and another person stops at the health check station in front of the ARC Express. Fade to white, then how to learn more appears followed by the Aztec Recreation and Associated Students logos.

Sound: Upbeat music

Text: To learn more visit: arc.sdsu.edu Aztec Recreation, Associated Students/SDSU, and Associated Students San Diego State University.

 

Associated Students Aztec Recreation is excited to announce the ARC and ARC Express are open for indoor activity! In addition to reopening indoor operations at modified capacity, we will continue to offer ARC OUTDOORS operations to provide multiple options for members. Members will have access to seven reservation options.

Reservations are required for all visits and facial coverings are required at all times. We appreciate your partnership in following our protocols detailed on this page. Let's work together to keep Aztec Recreation safe.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Reservation Icon

Reservations are required for entry.

Mask Icon

Wear a cloth facial covering over your nose and mouth at all times.

Temperature Icon

Temperature check & health screening before entering.

Time Icon

Updated hours of operation.

Cleaning Icon

Enhanced cleaning & sanitation protocols.

Wipe Icon

Wipe down equipment before and after use.

Water Icon

Bring a water bottle.

Towel Icon

Please bring a workout towel.

Swim Icon

Lap swim is available. Lounge activities are unavailable.

Lockers Icon

Lockers and indoor showers are unavailable.

Shoes Icon

Please limit your personal belongings.

Distance Icon

Stay at least 6 feet from others (about 2 arms length).

Touch Face Icon

Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Hands Wash Icon

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Home Icon

Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

 

WHAT WE ARE DOING

Cleaning Protocols

We continue to follow stringent sanitation and disinfecting protocols and have additional procedures in place to achieve a new level of cleanliness.

Cleaning Surfaces Illustration

Deep Cleans

  • Continuous scheduled disinfection of high-touch surfaces throughout our facilities.
  • Hours are adjusted to allow for overnight deep cleaning.
  • Reservations allow for consistent and frequent daily deep cleaning.

Enhanced Disinfecting

  • Electrostatic spray disinfecting equipment has been added to the tools used by our trained team of professional custodial service providers.

Self-Cleaning Stations

  • Easy to use and conveniently located, we have added numerous new self-cleaning stations.
  • Equipment cleaning tags are readily available to indicate cleaning is required.
Physical Distance (6 feet) Illustration

Physical Distancing

We are taking thoughtful actions to facilitate physical distancing. Look for extra signs to guide you through each space and help us all practice physical distancing.

Equipment Distancing

  • Throughout our facilities, fitness equipment will be spaced to allow 6 feet or more of physical distancing. Where equipment cannot be moved, you will see signs indicating equipment is unavailable.

Reservation System

  • We have a new reservation system to ensure physical distancing capacity limits.
  • Reservations are required to visit Aztec Recreation facilities and participate in programs.
  • Reservations may be booked 48 hours to one hour in advance and members may have one reservation per facility per day and up to three reservations booked at one time.

Area Capacities

  • There are capacity limits for sections of the ARC to enable proper distancing within the facility.
 

Q: How do I make a reservation?

A: You may make reservations via a desktop or from the Aztec Rec mobile app. Please visit our reservation webpage and follow the instructions. Note that reservations are only for individual members and may be booked from 48 hours to one hour in advance. You may have one booking per day and up to three bookings at any given time.


Q: What if I cannot attend during my reservation time?

A: We ask that you cancel your fitness reservation at least one hour in advance and Group Fitness class reservation two hours in advance. To cancel a reservation, follow the instructions on our reservation webpage.


Q: Why can’t I book a reservation?

A: If you have three bookings on file, you will need to cancel one in order to add a new reservation. Reservations can be made one hour to 48 hours in advance of the start time.


Q: What if I don’t pass the temperature check?

A: You will not be allowed access to the facility. Please stay home when you are not feeling well, except to get medical care. This is important for your safety and the safety of others. 


Q: Do I have to wear a mask while I’m working out?

A: All participants must wear a face covering at all times in facilities and shared outdoor spaces. Face coverings are not required while lap swimming at the Aquaplex.


Q: Why are the lockers and showers closed?

A: We are making an effort to reduce touch points for our members. Lockers and showers are high touch point zones which would require greater detailed closure throughout the day to maintain. By reducing touch points, we can clean and disinfect the facilities thoroughly throughout daily operations.


Q: When will you open the climbing wall?

A: The climbing wall will be closed to comply with current safety guidelines for indoor activities. Drop-in climbing wall will be unavailable until further guidance allows.


Q: When are the fields going to open?

A: Members may book reservations for Rec Field fitness and Group Fitness classes occuring on the Rec Field. To comply with safety guidelines, drop-in recreation will be unavailable until further guidance allows.


Q: When are the racquetball courts going to open?

A: The indoor racquetball courts will be closed to comply with current safety guidelines for indoor activities. Drop-in racquetball will be unavailable until further guidance allows.


Q: Why is there no equipment check out?

A: To reduce the number of high touch point items for members and staff.

 

SAFETY BY AREA

Aztec Recreation Center Entrance

The Aztec Recreation Center welcomes members to workout with free weights, weight training machines and cardio machines in large well-ventilated spaces. Much of the strength training equipment has been relocated to the courts and we have also created new fitness spaces in the courts including selectorized machines, cardio machines and open floor spaces.

  1. To ensure capacity limits, all visits require a reservation. ARC reservations are 90 minutes and members may arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their reservation for check in or any time during their reservation. After each reservation block, we conduct a thorough deep cleaning of the entire facility.
  2. Facial coverings are required at all times.
  3. There are area capacities within the ARC to comply with state, local and CDC guidelines.
  4. Facility entry is touchless.
  5. We accept Visa and Mastercard only.
  6. Participants must complete a health screening and check-in before entering which includes confirmation of their reservation, a touchless temperature check, a facial covering completely covering the nose and mouth, and an image of their signed Aztec Recreation waiver.
  7. We have reduced touch points for our members and shared equipment items such as foam rollers, bands, medicine balls, mats, shower towels and equipment rental are temporarily unavailable.
  8. We have altered our drinking fountains and only touchless bottle fillers are active, so please bring a water bottle to refill.
  9. We’ve added numerous cleaning stations so that members can disinfect equipment before and after each use. We have created “Ready to Clean” tags for the rare instance that a member is unable to clean a piece of equipment after use. Please bring a workout towel to create a barrier between yourself and the equipment.
  10. Participants are encouraged to wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer and are expected to maintain a safe physical distance of 6’ feet or more from staff and other participants at all times.
  11. To keep your personal property secure, please limit the personal belongings you bring with you and arrive ready to work out.
  12. To adhere to physical distancing, no spotting will be allowed.
  13. Basketball, volleyball and indoor climbing are currently unavailable.
  14. At this time, guest pass visits are unavailable. Day passes may be purchased for those with an SDSU Red ID.
  15. Operating hours are reduced to enable deep cleaning and thorough disinfecting throughout the day and overnight.
Aquaplex Pool

The Aquaplex welcomes members for lap swim and fitness training on the deck. To ensure capacity limits, all visits will require a reservation. After each reservation block, we conduct a thorough cleaning of the facility.

  1. Aquaplex swim reservations are 75 minutes, and members may arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their reservation for check in or any time during their reservation. Lap swim is limited to one swimmer per lane to ensure safe physical distancing.
  2. Aquaplex fitness reservations are available for fitness training on the deck. Aquaplex fitness reservations are 75 minutes and members may arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their reservation for check in or any time during their reservation. After each reservation block, we conduct a thorough cleaning of the equipment.
  3. Facial coverings are required except while lap swimming.
  4. Participants must complete a health screening and check-in before entering which includes confirmation of their reservation, a touchless temperature check, a facial covering completely covering the nose and mouth, and an image of their signed Aztec Recreation waiver.
  5. Participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and are expected to maintain a safe physical distance of 6’ feet or more from other participants at all times.
  6. Participants should wipe down equipment before and after each use.
  7. The spa, float lounges, water basketball, diving boards and deck furniture are unavailable.
  8. We are making efforts to reduce touch points for our members and shared equipment such as mats, kickboards, swim buoys and floats are unavailable.
  9. Please bring your own water. At this time drinking fountains are unavailable.
  10. Swim lessons, birthday parties, group events and the inflatable obstacle course are not offered at this time.
  11. Aquaplex restrooms are open, however lockers and indoor showers are unavailable. Locker rooms are available for changing only.
  12. Please limit your personal belongings and arrive ready for your workout.
  13. Deck showers are available.
  14. Air hand dryers and hair dryers are unavailable.
  15. To adhere to physical distancing, no spotting is allowed.
  16. At this time, guest pass visits are unavailable.
  17. Operating hours have been modified to allow for cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day and overnight.
ARC Express Rowing machine workout

Members may reserve a workout time for indoor, distanced cardio and strength training as well as outdoor cardio training on the terrace.

  1. ARC Express reservations are 75 minutes and members may arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their reservation for check in or any time during their reservation. After each reservation block, we conduct a thorough cleaning of the equipment.
  2. Facial coverings are required at all times.
  3. Facility entry is touchless.
  4. Participants must complete a health screening and check-in before entering which includes confirmation of their reservation, a touchless temperature check, a facial covering completely covering the nose and mouth, and an image of their signed Aztec Recreation waiver.
  5. Participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and are expected to maintain safe physical distance of 6’ feet or more from staff and other participants at all times.
  6. We have reduced touch points for our members and shared equipment items such as foam rollers, bands, medicine balls, mats and equipment rental will be temporarily unavailable.
  7. Participants should wipe down equipment before and after each use.
  8. Drinking fountains throughout the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union have been modified to touchless bottle fillers, so please bring a water bottle to refill.
  9. We’ve added numerous cleaning stations so that members can disinfect equipment before and after each use. We have created “Ready to Clean” tags for the rare instance that a member is unable to clean a piece of equipment after use. Please bring a workout towel to create a barrier between yourself and the equipment
  10. To keep your personal property secure, please limit the personal belongings you bring with you and arrive ready to work out
  11. At this time, guest pass visits are unavailable. Day passes may be purchased for those with an SDSU Red ID.
  12. Operating hours are limited to enable deep cleaning and thorough disinfecting throughout the day and overnight.
Rec Field Fitness

For strength training workouts at the Rec Field members can reserve workout times to have access to strength training equipment.

  1. Rec Field fitness reservations are 75 minutes and members may arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their reservation for check in or any time during their reservation. After each reservation block, a thorough cleaning of the equipment occurs.
  2. Facial coverings are required at all times.
  3. Participants must complete a health screening and check-in before entering which includes confirmation of their reservation, a touchless temperature check, a facial covering completely covering the nose and mouth, and an image of their signed Aztec Recreation waiver.
  4. Participants are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and are expected to maintain a safe physical distance of 6’ feet or more from other participants at all times.
  5. Participants should wipe down equipment before and after each use.
  6. Please bring your own water. At this time drinking fountains are unavailable.
  7. To keep your personal property secure, please limit the personal belongings you bring with you and arrive ready to work out.
  8. To adhere to physical distancing, no spotting is allowed.
  9. At this time, guest pass visits are unavailable.
  10. Operating hours are limited to enable deep cleaning and thorough disinfecting overnight.
Group Fitness Plank workout on the field

Group Fitness classes take place in outdoor locations on campus and virtual classes continue to be offered.

  1. Members are required to register in advance for all in-person classes. Class registration will enable facility access, when applicable, for the class. Members may enter the facility up to 10 minutes before class start time for check in and must enter class no later than 10 minutes after class start time.
  2. Facial coverings are required at all times for all classes except for water based classes; participants may remove facial coverings when entering the water.
  3. Participants must complete a health screening and check-in before entering which includes confirmation of their reservation, a touchless temperature check, a facial covering completely covering the nose and mouth, and an image of their signed Aztec Recreation waiver.
  4. We are making an effort to reduce touch points for our members and no shared equipment is available. We encourage participants to bring their own yoga mats to yoga classes.
  5. Participants are encouraged to wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer prior to entering classes and are expected to to maintain a safe physical distance of 6’ feet or more from other participants at all times.
Tennis Courts

The tennis center welcomes members for singles tennis play. 

  1. To ensure capacity limits, all visits require a reservation. Tennis reservations are 75 minutes, and members may arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of their reservation for check in or any time during their reservation. After each reservation block, we conduct a thorough cleaning.
  2. Facial coverings are required at all times.
  3. Participants must complete a health screening and check-in before entering which includes confirmation of their reservation, a touchless temperature check, a facial covering completely covering the nose and mouth, and an image of their signed Aztec Recreation waiver.
  4. Members are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and are expected to maintain a safe physical distance of 6’ feet or more from other participants at all times.
  5. We are making an effort to reduce touch points for our members and shared tennis equipment check-out is unavailable at this time.
  6. Please bring your own water. At this time drinking fountains are unavailable.
  7. At this time, guest pass visits are unavailable.
  8. We conduct  deep cleaning and thorough disinfecting overnight.
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